Buyer's Guide / Chevrolet / 2007 Chevrolet Silverado

 
 

Overview

The 2007 Silverado lineup is built on an all-new platform that supports a smoother ride and responsive, confident handling while delivering segment-leading capability and power. A lineup of six powerful, Gen IV small-block V-8 engines complements the stronger chassis to deliver high towing capacity, horsepower and fuel economy, and payload capacity.

There are three cab styles – regular, extended and crew cab – and three cargo box lengths: 5 foot 8 inches (short), 6 foot 6 inches (standard) and 8 foot (long). The pickup is available in three trim levels: WT, LT and LTZ, and is available in 2WD and 4WD. LS badging is available through an exterior styling option package on this year’s model.

Power
Silverado models are powered by an efficient lineup of engines, led by the segment’s highest-rated V-8 engine family. Advanced technology, such as Active Fuel Management (AFM) and variable valve timing (VVT), helps Silverado deliver the segment’s best fuel economy. A FlexFuel engine is available – and partnered with fuel-saving AFM – giving customers the choice of powering their truck with E85 ethanol, gasoline or a combination of both fuels. Light-duty engine offerings include:

4.3L V6 rated at 195 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. It is standard on WT regular cab and 2WD extended cab models.

4.8L V8 with iron block; rated at 295 hp and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. It is standard on WT 4WD extended cab, LT regular cab and extended cab models, and WT and LT crew cab models.

5.3L FlexFuel V8, E85-capable with iron block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and 338 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is available on all models.

5.3L FlexFuel V8, E85-capable with aluminum block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and 338 lb.-ft. of torque. It is available on all models.

5.3L V8, with aluminum block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and 338 lb.-ft. of torque. It is available on crew cab 4WD models.

5.3L V8, with iron block and Active Fuel Management, rated at 315 hp and 338 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is standard on LT and LTZ models; it is available on all other models.

The engines are backed by proven Hydra-Matic electronically controlled automatic transmissions, including the proven 4L60 four-speed automatic and, with the 6.0L engine, a high-capacity 4L70 four-speed automatic.

Interior
The new Silverado features two completely distinct interiors to meet the diverse needs of today’s pickup consumer. The WT and LT trim levels feature the pure pickup interior and the LTZ trim level features the same luxury-inspired interior that is currently available on Chevrolet’s LTZ-trim full-size utilities.

Silverado models are more spacious inside, with increased storage capacity. Spaciousness is enhanced with new, “low and forward” instrument panels. The instrument panel offered as part of the LTZ trim level is 5 inches lower and farther forward than the previous model. The WT and LT trim level features an instrument panel that is 3.5 inches lower and farther forward.

The pure pickup interior offered on WT and LT trim levels features larger controls and door handles that are easier to use with gloves. A large-capacity, double glove box is integrated into the instrument panel. Cloth seats are standard on WT and LT models; leather seating is available on LT models along with a six-way, power-adjustable driver seat. A new, lockable in-seat storage bin is built into a new 40/20/40-split bench; it is large enough to store a laptop computer and features a 12-volt power outlet. WT models are offered in a Dark Titanium interior color; LT models are offered in Ebony or Ebony/Light Titanium and Ebony/Light Cashmere combinations.

LTZ models feature a luxury-inspired interior with a unique instrument panel, door panels, larger-capacity center console that offers 20.1 liters of undivided storage and other distinct trim. A heated, 12-way, power-adjustable leather driver seat is standard, along with a six-disc CD/MP3-capable audio system, Bose speaker system and heated windshield washer system. Crew cab LTZ models add rain-sensing automatic windshield wipers, a rear-seat audio system and large glove box that offers approximately 5 liters of storage capacity. LTZ interior color schemes include Ebony, Dark Titanium/Light Titanium and Ebony/Light Cashmere combinations.

The rear seats for crew cab and extended cab models are improved with more supportive cushion material, firmer support structures and revised seat back angles. Extended cab models offer more legroom. Standard on crew cab models and available on extended cab models is a new, stadium-style rear seat with a 60/40-split design and folding center armrest. It can be easily folded up with one hand, without using a release handle, to provide an uninterrupted load floor. Or, either section of the split seat can be stowed independently, allowing room for both cargo and a rear-seat passenger.

Entry to the rear seat/storage area of extended cab models is eased with new rear access doors that open 170 degrees. Power-operated rear side windows lower completely into the 170-degree access doors, providing 100 percent openness on LT and LTZ trim level vehicles. A power sliding rear window is available on extend cab and crew cab configurations with LT and LTZ trim levels.

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12.18.06
First Drive: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado

 


Specifications

Retail Price:
Work Truck
$17,860 (4x2 Reg Cab)
$18,155 (4x2 Reg Cab LB)
$23,000 (4x2 Ext Cab)
$24,345 (4x2 Ext Cab LB)
$26,100 (4x2 Crew Cab)

LT1
$23,510 (4x2 Reg Cab)
$23,805 (4x2 Reg Cab LB)
$25,665 (4x2 Ext Cab)
$27,305 (4x2 Ext Cab LB)
$28,515 (4x2 Crew Cab)

LT2
$28,590 (4x2 Ext Cab)
$28,885 (4x2 Ext Cab LB)
$31,840 (4x2 Crew Cab)

LTZ
$31,205 (4x2 Ext Cab)
$31,795 (4x2 Ext Cab LB)
$34,990 (4x2 Crew Cab)

Work Truck
$20,960 (4x4 Reg Cab)
$21,255 (4x4 Reg Cab LB)
$26,100 (4x4 Ext Cab)
$27,445 (4x4 Ext Cab LB)
$29,200 (4x4 Crew Cab)

LT1
$26,610 (4x4 Reg Cab)
$26,905 (4x4 Reg Cab LB)
$29,060 (4x4 Ext Cab)
$30,405 (4x4 Ext Cab LB)
$31,615 (4x4 Crew Cab)

LT2
$31,690 (4x4 Ext Cab)
$31,985 (4x4 Ext Cab LB)
$34,940 (4x4 Crew Cab)

LTZ
$34,600 (4x4 Ext Cab)
$34,895 (4x4 Ext Cab LB)
$38,090 (4x4 Crew Cab)

Add $900 destination charge

Engines:

4.3-liter 6-cylinder
195 hp
260 lb-ft
@4600 rpm
@2800 rpm
 
4.8-liter 8-cylinder
295 hp
305 lb-ft
@5600 rpm
@4800 rpm
 
5.3-liter 8-cylinder
315 hp
338 lb-ft
@5200 rpm
@4800 rpm
 

Transmissions:
- Four-speed automatic

Fuel Economy:

WT Reg Cab, WT Reg Cab LB
4x2 4.3 V6
17 mpg
22 mpg
City
Highway
 
LT1 Reg Cab, LT1 Reg Cab LB,
WT Crew Cab, LT1 Crew Cab
4x2 4.8 V8
16 mpg
22 mpg
City
Highway
 
WT Ext Cab LB, LT1 Ext Cab LB,
LT2 Ext Cab, LT2 Ext Cab LB,
LT2 Crew Cab, LTZ Ext Cab,
LTZ Crew Cab
4x2 5.3 V8
15 mpg
22 mpg
City
Highway
 
WT Reg Cab, WT Reg Cab LB,
WT Ext Cab
4x4 4.3 V6
16 mpg
20 mpg
City
Highway
 
WT Ext Cab, LT1 Reg Cab, LT1 Reg Cab LB,
WT Crew Cab, LT1 Crew Cab
4x4 4.8 V8
15 mpg
20 mpg
City
Highway
 
WT Ext Cab LB, LT1 Ext Cab LB,
LT2 Ext Cab, LT2 Ext Cab LB,
LT2 Crew Cab, LTZ Ext Cab,
LTZ Crew Cab
4x4 5.3 V8
15 mpg
19 mpg
City
Highway
 

NHTSA Safey Ratings:
- NA

IIHS Safey Ratings:
- NA

 
 

Competitors:

Fullsize:
Dodge Ram
Ford F-150
GMC Sierra
Nissan Titan
Toyota Tundra